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- Georgia Southern’s Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions welcome more than 300 select students to interview for merit scholarshipsGeorgia Southern University’s Honors College and Office of Undergraduate Admissions will welcome more than 300 new students to the Statesboro Campus and Armstrong Campus in Savannah over the next two weeks as they interview for valuable merit scholarships from the Honors College during Honors Scholars’ Days.
- English Department’s Annie S. Mendenhall to receive 2024 Outstanding Book AwardIn April, Georgia Southern University Associate Professor of English Annie S. Mendenhall, Ph.D., will be honored with the 2024 Outstanding Book Award in the Monograph category at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
- Three Honors College seniors named Fulbright U.S. Student Program semifinalistsThe Fulbright U.S. Student Program has selected three Georgia Southern University Honors College seniors as semifinalists for 2024-2025. Being chosen as a semifinalist is a significant step in the Fulbright competition as these three students were chosen by Fulbright’s national screening committees. Their applications have moved on to their respective host countries’ selection committees for final selection.
- Singing their way to praises: Southern Chorale’s harmonies garner a Top 10 ranking in ‘most impressive college choirs’Georgia Southern University’s Southern Chorale secured the sixth position in College Rank’s “Most Impressive College Choirs,” a resounding testament to its musical prowess. Directed by Shannon Jeffreys, DMA, professor of music and director of choral activities, the Southern Chorale has garnered acclaim not only nationally but also on the international stage.
- Georgia Southern art professor wins global COVID-19 monument design contest, unveiling in Chicago in 2025Menacing spiked images of the coronavirus have been reimagined with a gentler profile for a global design contest, which was recently won by Georgia Southern University Art Professor Casey Schachner. In honor of the five-year marker of the pandemic, Schachner’s winning design for the COVID-19 Monument of Honor, Remembrance, and Resilience, selected by the COVID-19 Monument Commission, will be unveiled in Chicago in spring 2025. The monument will be a major outdoor public sculpture and park.
- Turning Commencement True Blue: Georgia Southern University unveils custom-designed blue regalia in time for Spring 2024 CommencementGeorgia Southern University’s future commencement ceremonies will be more True Blue than ever as graduates cross the stage in newly designed custom commencement regalia.
- Georgia Southern receives grant to support University String Camerata tourThe Georgia Southern University String Camerata has received a grant of nearly $55,000 from the Halle Foundation to support the ensemble’s educational tour of Germany. During this tour, Georgia Southern string players will experience German composers, music history and music culture in an authentic manner that players do not get in a typical home setting.
- Georgia Southern institute awarded funding to improve natural disaster emergency preparedness and response for studentsGeorgia Southern University’s Institute for Health Logistics and Analytics (IHLA) and graduate student Joana Tome have received a $20,000 grant from the Network of the National Library of Medicine to educate and train students on all three campuses in natural disaster emergency preparedness and response.